2 Corinthians 3:5 not that we are sufficient in ourselves to take credit for anything of ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.
The Apostle Paul did not puff himself up with pride by deceiving himself into thinking nor believing that he was sufficient in and of himself to have reasoned or thought out the truths of the Gospel, because He knew without a doubt that it was the Lord God who communicated the Gospel to Him.
To convince or convert sinners is all the work of God and not man. Humans are instruments in the hands of God. We are not self sufficient as we may want to believe. It is the Lord God who give us the mind and will to do His will in the earth.
It is the Lord God who has made us and not we ourselves so don’t get it twisted!
How to live this Christian life and how to obtain eternal life is NOT achieved by our works, our knowledge, our education nor our own reasoning. No, man’s sufficiency does not meet God’s standards for spiritual nor eternal things.
ALL spiritual wisdom, knowledge and attainment is a work of God and not man. God is the one who give us clear thoughts on the how to’s in our services to Him and in life.
Our minds are fragile and easily distracted by many thoughts and it is God who declares that He will keep in perfect peace those whose mind is stayed on Him. Yes, it is all about God’s sufficiency and not self sufficiency.
It is the “Spirit of God” that leads, guides and directs us into ALL truth and righteousness. John 16:33 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
People of God, never forget that wisdom, understanding, knowledge, reasoning, communication and views of the Gospel or things divine comes from the Lord God and not human reasoning or thinking.
I am gonna leave you with the words of my Pastor, Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Holt, Jr. “If God did not keep our minds we would put our shoes on our head and our hats on our feet, so know that it is the Lord God who is keeping our minds and not we ourselves.”
As an instrument in the hands of God, I too declare that I do not think highly of myself in believing that it is me who brings this Gospel message and speak spiritually divine knowledge, wisdom and understanding to you daily, but it is the Spirit of God who is speaking through me and using me as the instrument in his hands to guide and direct you into the truth of His Word.
John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
If God is using you in any capacity to deliver His Word to this lost and dying world, NEVER be convinced that you are self sufficient and it is you and your understanding, your education, your wisdom or your knowledge that gives you the ability to do what you do. No, it is the Lord and not us!
Do not get it twisted! All sufficiency apart from God is temporary and short lived.
Carrier of God’s Word? It is not you but the Lord God Spirit operating in and through you as His instrument in the earth to do His will in the earth.
Self sufficient or God sufficient? What have you been lead to believe from the Word of God or what have you been deceived to believe from your own reasoning?
OUR SUFFICIENCY IS IN THE LORD GOD ALONE!